Rainy Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Perfect Planter

Kids can make their own planter.
Kids can make their own planter.
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Watch your garden grow when you make your own perfect planter. Recycle empty milk or juice cartons with this rainy day activity for kids. These planters also make great gifts.

What You'll Need:

  • Empty milk or juice cartons (washed and clean)
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Glue or tape
  • Old magazines
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Craft stick
  • Potting soil
  • Flower seeds or seedling (young plant)

Step 1: Open the top of an empty milk or juice carton.

Step 2: Cut the top off to make a 4- to 6-inch planter.

Step 3: Use construction paper to cover all four sides of the planter, then tape or glue the paper in place.

Step 4: Decorate the construction paper with magazine pictures and drawings. You could draw the flowers you will grow in your planter, or you could draw anything you want. That's where your imagination comes in handy!

Step 5: Cut a small square of construction paper to make a marker. Write the name and draw a picture of the flower you will grow in the planter. Attach the marker to a craft stick with glue or tape.

Step 6: Fill the planter 3/4 full with potting soil. Plant the seeds in the soil, or transplant a seedling to the decorated container. Add your plant marker.

Now watch your garden grow!

Flower pots make great gifts. Continue reading to learn about another craft idea that you can give as a gift.

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